from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Producing or characterized by frost; freezing. synonym: cold.
  • adjective Covered with frost.
  • adjective Silvery white; hoary.
  • adjective Cold in manner; unfriendly.
  • adjective Lacking enthusiasm.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Attended with or producing frost; so cold as to congeal water: as, frosty weather.
  • Affected or injured by frost; containing or penetrated by frost; frozen; cold; dull.
  • Figuratively, chill; chilling; without warmth, as of spirits, affection, or courage; tending to repel; discouraging; depressing.
  • Resembling hoar frost; white; gray.
  • Specifically, in entomology, glistening like hoar frost: an appearance generally due to minute white hairs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Attended with, or producing, frost; having power to congeal water; cold; freezing.
  • adjective Covered with frost.
  • adjective Chill in affection; without warmth of affection or courage.
  • adjective Appearing as if covered with hoarfrost; white; gray-haired.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Cold, chilly.
  • adjective Having frost on it.
  • adjective figuratively Having an aloof or inhospitable manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain
  • adjective covered with frost
  • adjective pleasantly cold and invigorating


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